|When First I Came Here - Edward Thomas|
LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of When First I Came Here by Edward Thomas. This was the weekly poetry project for July 19th, 2009. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org. M4B format available
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|The Army of Death - Charles Hamilton Sorley|
LibriVox recording of The Army of Death by Charles Hamilton Sorley. Read in English by Carol Box; Claudia Salto; CaprishaPage; Drew Johnson; David Lawrence; Ernst Pattynama; fshort; Jason Mills; wracker; Jannie Meisberger; Julia Niedermaier; Joe Weinmunson; Lee Ann Howlett; Mike Vendetti; Phil Schempf; Peter Yearsley; Ruth Golding; ravenotation; Ravi Shankar; Sean Grabosky; Savannah; Winston Tharp Captain Sorley was among 16 Great War poets commemorated in Westminster Abbey's Poets' Corner...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; death; World War I; WWI; war; World War One; war poet; war poetry; Great War; war poems
|In Memoriam - Ewart Alan Mackintosh|
LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of In Memoriam by Ewart Alan Mackintosh. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 7th, 2010. This week's poem has been chosen for this time of remembrance. Lieutenant Ewart Alan Mackintosh M.C. was a war poet and an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders. His best poetry has been said to be comparable in quality to that of Rupert Brooke. In 1916 he led a raid in which several of his men were killed, one of whom inspired this poem...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; World War One; WWI; war poet; war poetry; First World War; Seaforth Highlanders; David Sutherland
|Better Far to Pass Away - Richard Dennys|
LibriVox recording of Better Far to Pass Away by Richard Dennys. Read in English by Algy Pug; CaprishaPage; Ernst Pattynama; Jason Mills; Jannie Meisberger; Julia Niedermaier; Peter Yearsley; Ruth Golding; ravenotation At this time of year, we dedicate the Fortnightly Poetry project to the fallen in war. This poem, written at a time when the average life expectancy of an officer at the front was a mere six weeks, vividly demonstrates a young officer's expectation and acceptance of his own death...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; death; WWI; war; battle; soldier; First World War; World War One; war poet; war poetry; remembrance; fallen; war poem
|The Diary of a Dead Officer - Arthur Graeme West|
LibriVox recording of The Diary of a Dead Officer, by Arthur Graeme West. Read by Ruth Golding. Published posthumously in 1919, this collection of diary entries presents a scathing picture of army life and is said to be one of the most vivid accounts of daily life in the trenches. It chronicles West's increasing disillusion with war and his move toward pacifist and atheist beliefs. The final part consists of his powerful war poems, including God, How I Hate You, You Young Cheerful Men, and Night...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; World War One; WWI; war poet; war poetry; First World War; pacifism; atheism; pacifist; atheist; officer training; trench warfare; Kitchener's Army
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